Restaurant Name: Bread and Tortillas
Location: 404 N Earl Ave, Lafayette, IN (map it)
Phone: (765) 447-3453?
Hours: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Review: I was looking for someplace new to try for dinner tonight, so I went over to Urbanspoon and was looking around when I noticed a placed called Bread and Tortillas. I’d never heard of this place before. There are plenty of places I’ve heard of and never visited, but this one grabbed my attention with the name. What a great name for a carb-loving person such as myself!
I didn’t have any trouble finding it, although it is just a hole in the wall in a strip mall on North Earl across from Von Tobel’s. It’s right down the street from Little Mexico II – so close, in fact, that you could walk from one to the other.
I love their sign and logo, and we went in to find a very small dining area. It was pretty dim, not much in the way of windows, and the tables and chairs were clearly not the newest. The decor was minimal as well. I’m not a snob, and I’ll sit through just about anything for good Mexican food, so we went ahead in and took a seat. The only weird thing about it was that there was no music or background noise of any kind. It was just quiet. And since we were the only customers there, it was very library like. So the ambiance left a little to be desired.
Our server greeted us quickly with menus and drinks. The menu was extensive, although nearly all a la carte. Everything you could want was on the menu, from tacos and burritos to flautas and sopas, salads, rice, beans and more.
The chips and salsa were very good, we went through two baskets. I ordered the tacos de carne asada, a favorite of mine and a good test of a Mexican restaurant to see if they are good. My husband ordered the chorizo tacos and the kids each ordered a ground beef taco.
The food was cooked pretty quickly, and I’m pretty sure it was just one guy back there cooking. And we heard everything he cooked, because there was no music or other sounds in the restaurant.
Our server was as sweet as could be, always checking to see if we needed everything but not getting in the way of hovering. By the time our meal was over, I wanted to stuff her in my pocket and bring her home with me. However, I hear that kidnapping is frowned upon these days, so I didn’t.
The food came out and I was really impressed with my steak tacos. They were really tasty, although my side of beans wasn’t much to write home about. My husband said his choritzo was just okay and we had one hit and one miss with the kids’ tacos. We ordered ground beef tacos, but I think maybe they didn’t have ground beef and tried to oblige us by chopping up the steak really fine. My daughter ate hers and liked it, but my son was a little less pleased, not being much of a steak eater.
Overall, it was a pleasant, albeit quiet, dining experience. The food was pretty good and for the price, you really can’t beat it.
Kid friendly: Yes, and the kids’ menu included chicken tenders, hamburgers, and other kid favorites.
Price Range: pretty cheap – our whole family ate for $13
Methods of payment: Cash and Credit.